Prosecution

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The two-attorney Prosecution Division is responsible for handling all cases brought by the Police Department in Salem District Court.

Attorney Jason Grosky was born in Maryland while his father was stationed in the Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He grew up in the Bradford section of Haverhill, Mass. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1998. He worked as a newspaper reporter and was part of The Eagle-Tribune news team awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for breaking news coverage of four boys who drown in the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Mass.

Attorney Grosky graduated from Massachusetts School of Law in 2006 and worked as an assistant district attorney for the Essex District Attorney’s Office in Lynn, Mass. prior to becoming prosecuting attorney for Salem Police Department in 2009. He is an involved community member, serving as a selectman in the Town of Atkinson, and board member for the Rockingham County Republican Committee. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Salem and board member for Plaistow Community YMCA. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Attorney John P. Fischer Jr. was born on a military base in Honalulu, Hawaii, spent some of his childhood in New Jersey and grew up in Londonderry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire and earned his juris doctorate in 2011 from New England School of Law in Boston. Prior to become Salem’s second prosecutor in 2016, he worked in private practice with a litigation focus. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.

Michelle Espinola is the administrative secretary for the Prosecution Division. She has been employed by the Town of Salem since 2004.

The office number is 890-2340. Accused individuals who would like documents from their case may request that in person by using the request form found in the Police Department lobby. 

Court Discovery Request Form

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